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Value of the Book Workshop with Ray Rickman
Are you holding on to a rare first edition? A priceless signed book? A highly-sought-after collector’s copy? On Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the George Hail Library (530 Main Street, Warren, RI 02885), Ray Rickman will help you find out. In his fun and revealing Value of the Book workshop, Mr. Rickman will offer free book evaluations drawing on his many years of experience as a rare-book dealer, a former bookstore owner in Providence, and the former host of the Rhode Island Public Television program “Bestsellers.”
In an Antiques Roadshow-type format, Mr. Rickman will discuss which sorts of books tend to have high market values, explain characteristics that can influence the worth of a particular book, and offer complimentary estimates of up to three books for each participant in the workshop. Participation is free and all are encouraged to attend.
Ray Rickman is a longtime rare-book dealer and the founder of Rickman Group, a Providence-based management consulting firm that works with nonprofit organizations and private companies to improve their strategic, financial, and operational position and performance.
Also a former state representative and deputy secretary of state and a past president of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, Ray Rickman lectures frequently throughout Rhode Island and beyond. He speaks on a wide variety of cultural and historical topics pertaining to American literature and African American leaders. He also conducts regular walking tours highlighting African American history in Providence.
Call (401) 421-0606 or email email@example.com for more information and to register.
More About George Hail Library
Established in the 1871, this historic building houses a collection of approximately 29,000 publications. The library has a recently renovated children's room on the first floor that is easily accessible from the back side of the building. The main floor, accessed from the Main Street entrance, is adult fiction and non-fiction titles. The third floor holds oversized books, a staff office and a quiet table for small community groups. The third floor is also home to a historical collection room with artifacts that tell pieces of Warren's history.
The library offers genealogy resources and reference databases, as well as Internet resources on five computers within the building.